Circular Economy

100% use of cork

The three principles underpinning the circular economy, according to the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, are to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems. This concept constantly challenges companies and society in general to reuse products and materials and thereby help mitigate climate change and the regeneration of ecosystems.


Promoting the circular economy constitutes an essential contribution to meeting the needs of society in general, within the limits of the planet.
Application of circular economy principles in Corticeira Amorim's value chain has focused on the following actions:

  • Enhancement of by-products from the production of natural cork stoppers
  • Promotion of the use of by-products from other industries
  • Integration in the process of end-of-life cork products

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